Stevens, Boston on board
The Bucs are making final preparations here at One Buc Place to fly to Seattle in a couple hours, and it appears they'll have two of their embattled players along for the ride.
Coach Jon Gruden said Jerramy Stevens, who is awaiting the outcome of his DUI trial in Scottsdale, Ariz., and David Boston, who will face DUI charges in Pinellas county, will travel with the team and play on Sunday.
Stevens was present for court proceedings the past two days, but he told me this morning the judge excused him for today's events, allowing the tight end to make it home for this morning's walkthrough practice. The trial is in closing arguments and should go to the jury soon.
Gruden continues to support Boston, who told Gruden he is innocent, according to the coach. Gruden wouldn't say whether the receiver would start on Sunday, preferring to keep his lineup plans secret.
Gruden also wouldn't say who the backup quarterback will be, saying that will be determined prior to game time.